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Digital Services

11am - 12pm: Digital Certifications Exam Session

Gain a globally recognised digital certification. Become a Microsoft Office Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate, Microsoft Technology Associate, Microsoft Technical Certification, AutoDesk Certified User, Entreprenuership & Small Business.

Exam - D102 Cadman Building, College Road, Stoke on Trent.

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1pm - 2pm: An Introduction to Digital Certifications - Getting Started 

Interested in gaining some globally recognised digital certifications but have no idea where to start? Join this session to find out what's involved and how to get started. This session will involve a presentation and hands on practical session to get you started on GMetrix and LinkedIn Learning.

D102 Cadman Building, College Road, Stoke on Trent.

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Student and Academic Services

11am - 12pm: Beyond basic Searching

This session will include searching Google Scholar and Google Advanced. You will be able to be able to locate subject databases and look at some of their features 

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School of Digital, Technologies and Arts 

All day throughout the GetAhead periodFormula Student Competition Preparation

The IMechE Formula Student Competition takes place at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone in July. Students have been working hard all year to design and build a motorcycle-engined single seater race car, as well as working on the technical and business aspects. These sessions are for those students involved in the formula student competition to access the workshop facilities and make final preparations for competition. It's Go Go Go!

K036 Automotive and Motorsport Workshop.

On Campus

Students involved in Formula Student Competition only.

School of Justice Security and Sustainability

9am - 10am & 12pm - 1pm: Research speed dating preparation

This session will explore how to prepare questions to ask L6 students about their projects. 

On campus

10am - 12pm: Choose life project

This session will raise awareness around drugs and will include guest speakers and interactive story telling.

On campus

1pm - 2pm: Quiz Planning      

Help to create a quiz around current policing topics for policing lecturers

On campus

1pm - 2pm: Level 6 Module overview

Level 6 module leaders will give an overview about their modules and assessments.

2pm - 4pm: Police application, competencies and values

This session will explore the police application process in depth.

On campus

Set in Clay Journal Activity W/C 30 May 2022

Set in Clay is our History and International Relations research journal that gives students experience of peer review, digital publication and team work. It produces an annual online journal of student work, plus additional permanent materials for its website and student participants (and authors) get a permanent online space which they can point their CVs and linkedin profiles to.  

 This event will be hybrid.

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing 

Sustainability Challenge - Healthy Happy Campus

The Sustainability Challenge is a simulation activity based on devising a plan for enhancing on campus health and well-being taking into account social, financial and environmental factors. Students will work in subject or interdisciplinary groups, to develop plans for a healthier and happier campus. You will receive support from experts in the field. The challenge will run over three days during Green Week in the Get Ahead Period – at the end of which students will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts. Prizes will be awarded to the two best designs.

All students are welcome to attend

Sustainability mini projects

All students are welcome to get involved

Your challenge is to come up with a positive, achievable action to make a difference for sustainability! We want you to come up with and undertake an idea of a mini project that, in some way, moves towards achieving 1 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals then make your idea a reality.

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Final year Project preparation

General prep session for final year projects, helping students identify research questions, giving examples of projects which have worked well in the past, thinking about ethics and design, etc.

Online via Teams

Recapping quantitative research methods in Psychology

Recapping quantitative research methods and SPSS in Psychology

Level 4 and 5 psychology students


NGB led session

UK Coaching - Sudden Cardiac Arrest ELearning

Drop in all day: Basic Life Support

A 1.5 hour session covering the life saving skill of Basic Life Support

Booking link to be confirmed

Technical Services 

10am - 12pm: Introduction to Fitness Testing

This session will provide the knowledge to perform and allow the participants to have a go of fitness tests in the Sport & Exercise labs. 

On-campus (R253/R255)  - any students are welcome to attend but please note the maximum capacity is 4 people.


10am - 4pm: Games Industry Workshop

Level 6 Games students are welcome to attend this session.